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Dec 5, 2013 6:30pm EST
. and the special bond between two presidents. we'll talk to bill clinton about his friend nelson mandela. >> we could have had the politics of resentment. he chose the politics of inclusion. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. he changed the world. you can't say that about many people. but you can say that about nelson mandela. the man who lead south africa's peaceful transition out of apartheid and became the country's first black president. he died today at the age of 95. mandela had been battling a lung infection for many months. right after its official announcement tonight mourners began gathering at mandela's home in johannesburg to sing his praises. we have extensive coverage of nelson mandela's life and legacy. first we'll go to deborah in johannesburg tonight, deborah, how has this unfolded for us this evening? >> well, scott, for 26 weeks south africans have lived with the knowledge that nelson mandela was gravely ill. first the three month hospitalization and then he was sent to his home to see out his final days beca
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
's memorial services next week. bill clinton tells me he and his family also will be attending. george h.w. bush will not be making the trip due to his age and the long, long distance. our correspondents in south africa are also learning more about the upcoming historic events. cnn's robyn curnow is joining us from johannesburg and erin burnett is joining us from mandela's home in the town of soweto. it is early morning now, crowds have been out nonstop celebrating the life of nelson mandela. what's going on, how long do we expect this to last? >> reporter: well, it's almost 24 hours since this nation heard that nelson mandela had passed away. we are standing right outside the house where he died late thursday. people have been coming to this suburban street since then. you can hear them now singing behind me, and they have been chanting, praying, lamenting, celebrating in song throughout the day and they have been singing some very poignant songs. one particular over and over again, mandela, mandela, you are ours. i said to somebody what do you mean. they said it's a song we always used
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 5:00am PST
this to some tunes american fans lady michelle obama took in the open. former us president bill clinton but his ninety fourth birthday. in november twenty two of the national bank but nonetheless based on the new nets. by now it was recognized with respect to all of the well i have been the two. a whole. and then use the content of the people who are really nice. that too the acorn be auctioned to the community. i honor her. i find a stall is showing no signs of weakening in all your effort that was at least four people dead or missing britain's environment agency board of the risk of a stone was such a tent area has been deployed to protect london winds of up to two hundred and twenty km i love pummeled the east coast of scotland. a dissenting this laurie and killing the driver. as highway when his head for the consonant handbags and the agency said this was down to the fullest and school was with my east. the storm is also causing transport chaos with hundreds of flights canceled and rail networks shot down. as it reaches small line ends of the case if gemini the residents fear being cut off
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
was announced. former president bill clinton posting this picture. a hand shake and the words, i will never forget my friend, madi madiba. and on facebook, president george w. bush, president mandela was one of the forces for freedom and equality of our time. he bore his burdens with dignity and grace. and our world is better off because of his example. it's the type of worldwide experience that draws young and old, black and white, to share feelings. charlize theron. my thoughts and love go out to the mandela family. rest in peace, madiba. you will be missed. but your impact on this world will last forever. spike lee posted this picture with a simple message. and then, there's this one from nasa. intergalactic reaction from the space shuttle, posting a picture of mandela's beloved south africa. and the crowds continue to gather in front of mandela's home, perhaps the day's most poignant message from his own twitter account. death is something inevitable. when a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. a virtual memorial on social me
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 3:00am PST
george w. bush and bill clinton. >> joining us from johannesburg we know about the president, former president, tell us who will be at tuesday's memorial and sunday's state funeral. >> reporter: well, we know at least 90,000 south africans will cram into that saoccer stadium tuesday to honor nelson mandela. joining them, in addition to the u.s. presidents, will be a number of heads of states. the reason i can't give you the exact number is the south africans don't know yet due to sensitivities around traditional beliefs about not talking about this. the embassy was really only given details about the events yesterday. david cameron, the zimbabwean president will be, israelis will be here, too. it's going to be like the united nations in that football stadium on tuesday. beyond that the actual funeral will take place under a large tent in the middle of the hills, an amphitheater of natural beauty, a very remote rural area where nelson mandela grew up. there will be a huge tent, about 4,000 people will attend that. mostly friends, close family and political figures in south africa with
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
bill clinton was the featured speaker. bill clinton's relationship with nelson mandela was really, really powerful, wasn't it? >> it was very powerful, wolf. i know they both cherished it, president mandela cherished it and i know president clinton did. in some ways maybe it's presumptuous to say it was a little bit of a father/son relationship. clinton looked up to mandela. mandela was an adviser to him and almost a very personal intimate way, and they shared a real bond, and i loved those beautiful photographs of when clinton went with mandela to robben island and you see them both looking out of mandela's old cell, very powerful. >> i interviewed nelson mandela the day after that visit to robben island back in march of 1998, and during that interview, he spoke glowingly of president clinton, but he also made it clear he did not a have a problem criticizing various u.s. policies and making it clear we an international agenda, there you see a picture of the former president bill clinton, he was president with nelson mandela in the cell in robben island and you see first lady hill
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
, there are rumours that dig gnat ris would be present. chief among them, former president bill clinton. >> nelson mandela's prays for castro and others outraged some. african-americans led a boycott called the quiet riot. >> at the time many people in the african american community were so disgusted they said they were ashamed of their city. a total of six leaders rebuffed nelson mandela during the freedom tour in the united states in 1990. we would have loved to have spoken to the leaders 20 years later. they didn't speak to us. we spoke to a prominent african american leader and the man who put an end to the nonsense in his city. he told me that that year, the city of miami gave the keys of the city to robo cop, but refused to gave the keys to the city to a man who become one of the most transformant figures in history. >> when i became mayor the whole thing seemed - that they removed to issue a proclamation which they gave to the corner bartender if he opened a new store. >> but six mayors and the governor denounced him after he thanked castro, yasser arafat, and libyan president muammar gadda
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
some of it to you. bill clinton released this statement. history will remember nelson mandelaar a champion for human dignity, and freedom, for peace and reconciliation. >> president clinton said we will remember him as a man of uncommon grace and some passion, and embracing adverse say, not just a political strategy, but a way of life. president clinton posts a photo of himself with mr. mandela on twitter, for his millions of followers. and former president georgeh.w. bush was in office when mandela was released from prison. barbara and i had great respect for president manage della, and send our condolences to his family and countryman. former president george wildcats bush, and former first lady laura bush are among those expressing their condolences. they release add statement that read, president mandela is one of the great forces for freedom, and equality of our time. he bore his burdens with dignity and grace, and our world is better off because of his example. this great man will be missed, but his contributions will live on forever. let's go to ray swarez live in washing
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 11:30pm EST
mandela. president obama, former presidents george w. bush, and bill clinton will be among the dignitaries attending. the memorial service will be held tuesday in johannesburg. and ellis funeral is scheduled for next sunday. -- mandela's funeral is scheduled for next sunday. earlier today, the family issued a statement. >> the leader of our family is gone. in our hearts, and our souls, he will always be with us. >> the family says it is humbled by the messages they have received from governments and people all around the world. as the world remembers mandela, abc 7 news and wjla.com will have extensive coverage. leon harris and scott thuman are traveling to johannesburg. we will have live report starting monday on the newscast. detainedly american for weeks in north korea is back home tonight in the u.s. we will tell you what he said about his release. plus, why a charity race involving prince harry was suspended. batkid?mber that kid -- >> 72 years ago today, japan launched a surprise attack on pearl harbor. ceremonies were held to remember what president franklin d roosevelt called "a da
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
will be presidents barack obama, george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. comprising one of the most prestigious frequent flyer clubs in the world. today, air force one departed for south africa, where more than 90 world leaders are planning to attend nelson mandela's memorial tuesday in johannesburg. inside air force one, the obamas and george w. and laura bush along with former first lady clinton, the former president bill and daughter chelsea are flying from an event in rio and linking up with the rest of the club tomorrow. president george h.w. bush who has been in poor health for some time will not be making the trip. together, they are set for an almost 20-hour flight, even though there's only one bed on board. >> air force one is a very intimate setting so that's the place where you can have quieter conversations. once you get to one of these massive events, it's very hard to have real conversations. >> these long flights, believe it or not, can forge friendships. in 1981, president ronald reagan could not attend the funeral of egypt's anwar saddat so he enlisted others to att
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
with one of my friends to the inaugural of bill clinton. he wanted to be here in the united states to witness that moment and of course, later, we all witnessed his inaugural in south africa, but he was a strong man, a determined man, but somebody who believed in unity, in peace and bringing people together, especially after spending so many years in prison. >> so many people around the world, including in the united states, they struggled to get rid of that apartheid regime and he eventually succeeded together with so many others who worked so hard to do it, and he inspired all of us. >> you know, back in the late 1970s, there were boycotts, of course, boycotting apartheid. many people on college campuses, myself included, we led protests and in the 1980s, we had protests here in washington, d.c. on massachusetts avenue in front of the south african embassy, again, calling upon our country to impose strong stiff sanctions on the apartheid regime to free nelson mandela and to eliminate apartheid. nelson mandela and so many others inspired us to do that. >> let me read a statement f
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am PST
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CNN
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
. the image of bill clinton at robben island, what an amazing treat to see that up close. >> you've got world leaders going there, including he was very critical of george w. bush over the iraq war and bush is heading down there. he was critical of the united states way back in 2003. i think he said if there's a krntd has committed unspeakable an frosties, it is the united states. this is a man who spoke from the heart and people respected him for na. >> can too i along time for the u.s. to divest in investments in south africa. the funeral for nelson mandela will be one of the biggest funerals the world has ever seen. officials preparing to welcome more than 91 current, former heads of state for this memorial. and president obama en route along with former president george w. bush. rare they're on air force one together. decided to get a ride. >> hitched a ride. they're going to be joined, of course, by former presidents bill clinton who was also close to any son mandela, as you said, and jimmy carter, too. he's going for the memorial service. some other world leaders who plan to attend for
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
the world has ever known. former president bill clinton simply tweeting, i will never friend, madiba. wife andvived by his three daughters. ken is back with us in writing the cover story on how far south africa had come in apartheid from a piece in 2010. thanks for coming back. president mandela was a big opponent of educational opportunity. it expanded during his time in office. how did that translate into job creation and economic growth? >> for the first time, one of the issues with apartheid is that there was an entire generation of young people who skipped any kind of education. they came in and totally changed that system and now you have blacks college-educated since the end of apartheid who have joined the workforce and have become productive members of the economy. it's been a huge leap forward. >> there was criticism of mr. mandela from black south because the change was seismic in the country and they expect it seismic change to mean immediate change but that wasn't the case, was it? >> it's a tough proposition. the unemployment rate in 1992 was 40%. expectation was that this mi
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
obama, the first lady will aten, as will former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter. mandela will lie in state for three days in the capital. before he's finally laid to rest after a state funeral in his home village of qunu. alexsnú( marquardt, abc news, johannesburg. >> defense secretary chuck hagel is in pakistan this morning. the first pentagon chief to visit since early 2010. he meets with a powerful new general and will then hold talks with the prime minister. things have been some what better lately. >>> lawmakers are demanding answers after the pentagon ordered russian-made helicopters for afghan security forces. a study shows the russian helicopters were superior. documents obtained by the associated press show just the opposite. the report said the boeing chinoo can helicopter, american made, was the most effective over the long haul. >>> in california, friends and friends of paul walker remembered the late star. many of them brought flowers. a lot of fans drove their high-performance cars. he died last weekend in the fiery crash of a high-performance porsche. the
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm PST
, great or small. and, in fact, one of those people was bill clinton, the former u.s. president. i spoke to him on nelson mandela's 94th birthday outside mandela's home and he asked him what mandela meant to him personally. >> personally, he's been a wonderful friend to me. you know, when we were working together, we were both presidents of our countries. we had a lot of business to do. we often had to do it in telephone calls where it was very late in america and very early in south africa. and i always tried to do the late side because out of difference to him. but he didn't call me a single time, not once, when he didn't ask about hillary and chelsea and if it wasn't too late he would ask me to go get chelsea, bring her to the phone, and ask about her homework, was she keeping up, you know. so i saw in him something that i tried not to lose in myself, which is no matter how much responsibility he had, he remembered he was a person first. and then i learned a lot about living from him, about living with adversity, living with setbacks, living with disappointments, and living without an
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
to the inaugural of bill clinton. he had great affection and respect and admiration for bill and hillary clinton. i was an advanced person back during those days. i helped to escort him around. my good friend, yolanda, who was in that picture, it was a great moment. later i had an opportunity to go to south africa and other places to help train workers and volunteers who would conduct the first multiracial elections in south africa. he was authentic. he was a giant. you know, when you were around him, you felt very special. he was joyful. he had a sense of humor, but there was this dignity about him, this strength about him. i will always remember his grace and his courage. >> and to donna's point, john, i want to bring you in. she talks about him being a giant. .headlines, these are one of the days you are looking at the headlines. "usa today" saying the death of a giant. you were there when nelson mandela was inaugurated in 1994. you've also covered many world events but you will never forget that moment. why? >> professionally it was the most powerful thing i've ever seen in my life. i say profe
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
think bill clinton once told a story how he would ask about chelsea when he seen bill and hillary. he had advice or thoughtful things about child rearing and family as well. too much to say. we won't get it all in in ten days of coverage. we will look at the impact of nelson mandela. >> we will have another report. robyn curnow from johannesburg and reaction from around the world. please stay with us. you are watching cnn. . >> welcome back to a special cnn news room. there are few people who changed the world. >> ah, yes, but nelson mandela did. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. the president and iconic champion of civil rights died thursday age 95 after years of illness. he was at his home in johannesburg surrounded by family. south african president jacob zuma said our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. mandela's hospital has been moved. this is the scene right outside mandela's home there in johannesburg in the out market neighborhood. you can see right now people are laying flowers and to bring tribute to the man widel
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
to arrive in johannesburg early tomorrow morning. joining them will be former presidents bill clinton and george w. bush, david cameron and ban ki-moon among scores of other dignitaries. errol barnett in johannesburg for us. tomorrow is taking place in soccer city during the world cup, a huge stadium, 90,000 plus seats. given the interest and the crowds behind you now, will that be big enough to accommodate everybody? >> reporter: in a word, john, no, and that's why the government has facilitated three, count them three overthrow stadiums for people who want to attend tuesday's memorial service, plus they will be broadcasting the ceremony via livestream to 90 big screens set up all over the country. john, i'm not sure how many university football games you've been to but what's happening around me now you could compare to a battle of the bonds. over my right shoulder a south african group, over my left a nigerian group who has come here and outside nelson mandela's home where he passed away late thursday evening to add to the euphoria and celebrations here, paying respects to a man wh
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
bill clinton. he said the world lost one of the most important leaders and one of the finest human beings. we'll remember him of a man of grace and compassion for abandoning bitterness and embracing adversaries was not just a political strategy a way of life. our thoughts and prayers go out to graca and his family and the people of south of ka. one of the great forces for freedom and equality. he's a good man and will be missed and his contributions will live on forever. colin powell states it simply, a great man left us today and went to his reward. nelson den dell la, madiba inspired the world. i was privileged to know him. >>> with us richard strangle, former time managing editor and author of "mandela's way, lessons of life and courage." we talked about what happens now in terms of the funeral. there is a whole timeline now that will play out. >> there is, and it's going to take ten days. we understand that the state funeral will be on saturday or sunday, if you calculate it, depending on how this plays out. so what are we going to see? we're going to see a state funeral in the
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
in air force i with president obama and the first lady to tuesday's memorial. former president bill clinton also plans to attend. both clinton and his wife, former secretary of state hillary clinton meat with mandela in his final years. former president jimmy carter will also travel to the memorial as part of the elders delegation, an international human rights group that is chaired by kofi annan. >> the white house has backed away from a reported statement made two years that president obama had never met an uncle who lives near boston. it turns out the president not only knew the uncle, he actually once lived with him. why all the confusion? here's cnn's brian todd. >> reporter: he's a 69-year-old man who lives outside of boston. the "boston globe" previously cited the white house as saying the president and his uncle had never met. now the white house press secretary said this -- >> the president said he stayed with his uncle for a brief period of time until his apartment was ready. >> reporter: he said he said with him for three weeks. why the different accounts? >> back when th
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
president bill clinton will also plan to attend. we go live to johannesburg. robin, mandela's funeral will be held on sunday. family, dignitaries, they're all coming together. logistically that is going to be incredible. >> reporter: absolutely. i mean, this really is one of the biggest events we're seeing in recent history. and it's three days into a ten-day mourning period. sunday we're going to see more prayers being wrereconciliation memorials. the south african government is encouraging heads of state to come to this memorial in johannesburg than it is to get into the small remote town of gunu, the remote island where he will be buried. so all in all quite a busy schedule for south africans. also quite geographically spread out. gives chance for this whole country, people in different areas to be able to join in the memorials and pay their respects to nelson mandela. >> the man who brought south africa into the modern day. robyn, thank you so much. >> there's a statue of mandela in central london where mourners gathered in recent days. senior international correspondent matthew c
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
mandela was great friends with bill clinton and barack obama and he was friends with gaddafi and castro. he's like the man of the year, nelson mandela, the time of all this global strife he still has a role as healing agent, bringing different people together on stage. >> and that's in fact something that mandela's former personal assistant said, tomorrow people should all be honoring their relationship with madiba, if it means shaking hands with the enemy, yes, i would like to see that. that is what nelson mandela was and is bringing people together despite their differences. i guess that's the point is what could be more of a tribute to nelson mandela than people who'd normally would not talk, talking, and i'm not saying they have to be embracing or back slapping or even smiling, but talking. that would, i, might argue, be the greatest trigg tribute to nelson mandela that could you have at a nelson mandela memorial. >> you know how we have our state of the union addresses. and everybody watches the body language. obviously that's going to be a big part of the drama tomorrow is how cas
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
, bill clinton will be here, world leaders from all over the place. i had a chance to sit down with jimmy carter, who knew nelson mandela very well. he was on the same plane coming down. he said in all the times he knew nelson mandela, he never said thank you to the u.s. government to end apartheid. here's why. >> i would say i had many talks with nelson mandela. i never heard him say, that he was grateful to the united states. he was grateful to cuba, he was grateful to others that spoke up for him while he was still in prison. he was grateful to the people that condemned the apartheid regime. but i don't think that he felt that his freedom and the change that took place in south africa was attributable to the united states. >> and of course, it wasn't just the united states that he was upset about. nelson mandela you know would have named germany and france and great britain. he did love the american people. he made many trips to america. but he remembers that particularly after jimmy carter both great britain and the united states as you and i discussed the other day tony were not all
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
as will former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. then mandela will lie in state for three days at the capitol in pretoria before he is laid to rest after a state funeral in his home village of qunu next sunday. alexander marquardt, abc news, johannesburg. >>> the pentagon is under fire for bypassing dozens of manufacturers and buying helicopters from russia instead. choppers are sent to afghanistan security force. pentagon officials say the russian helicopters are superior. documents show the opposite. lawmakers first expressed outrage last april. >> with all of the tens of billions of dollars we put into afghanistan, this is a tough one to justify. >> we are trying to provide them as much capability as possible so they can, in fact, take responsibility for security. >> those a.p. documents show the american-made boeing chinook helicopter was the most cost effective choice over the long haul. >>> in jacksonville, florida, a small plane crashed killing all three people on board. the cessna went down in a pond in a secluded neighborhood. the pilot radioed moments before to s
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
of bill clinton wrote, i'll never forget my friend. using the affectionate name by which he was known to his followers. prince william and his wife, duchess of cambridge, were at the film, "long walk to freedom." >> tragic news. we're reminded of what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family right now. >> reporter: tonight britain's prime minister david cameron. >> tonight one of the brightest lights of our world has gone out. nelson mandela was not just a hero of our time, but a hero of all-time. >> reporter: president bush 41 wrote as president i watched in wonder as nelson mandela had the remarkable capacity to forgive his jailers. setting a powerful example of redemption and grace for us all. president george w. bush wrote president mandela was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our time. mandela set an example by visiting new zealand, forgiving the country that sent its rugby team to play south africa during the apartheid years. tonight the prime minister of new zealand, john key wrote, mr. mand
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
in johannesburg. former presidents jimmy carter, bill clinton and george w bush also plan to tend with their waves. then mandela's body will -- wives. then mandela's body will lie in state for bureau. and we have a live -- burial. >> and we have a live picture outside his home. we have seen more of that mourning here also in the bay area, we know over the past weekend at glide memorial, there's a group of people there doing a joyous ceremony for the leader. reporting live in the news room, cate cauguiran kpix 5. >>> mandela's family issued a statement this weekend saying they were humbled and grateful for the outpouring of support from governments and people around the world. >>> new this morning, the philippines government has released a new death toll from typhoon haiyan. almost 6000 people are now confirmed dead and more than 1700 people are still missing. nearly 12 million people were affected by typhoon haiyan. >>> a stanford medical team is back home after spending two weeks in the philippines, helping with the relief efforts there. they worked six days a week, treating about 200 patients a
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
is where he was born. it's expected that jimmy carter, bush the elder, bush the younger, bill clinton and president obama will pay to south africa to pay their respects, to the extent that their health allows it. the scale of the memorial and burial is expected to match those of pope john paul, winston churchill and people of that magnitude. ran rather said he should be considered the greatest leader of the second half of the 21st century, that is how he's viewed around the world. his sature is something that few people have known. as the details emerge, we will bring them to you right here. now it's time for "the last word with lawrence o'donnell." >>> nelson mandela told his biographer, men come and go. i have come and i will go when my time comes. nelson mandela's time came today. >> i pledge to you with all my strength and ability to live up to your expectations. i am your servant. i don't come to you as
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
hosted by then-president bill clinton who at the time was in the middle of the monica lewinsky scandal. shortly after the news came that the south african leader had died, president clinton released a statement saying in part, he proved there is freedom in forgiving, that a big heart is better than a closed mind, and that real victories must be shared. later in a tweet, hillary clinton said, nelson mandela was a champion for justice and museum dignity with unmatched grace. i'll remember him as madiba. good to talk to you, salinda, good morning. you called him one of the most courageous people i have ever met. tell us about your meeting with him, with working with him, and what you want people to know. >> well, i was just part of a very big meeting, and i met with him once in a strategy session and once heard him deliver a speech in south africa. but having him work with his team and the pollster for the anc during that first election, there were three things that really struck me. one was just his enormous clarity and vision for the country and bringing the country together. the second
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00am PST
developed a close personal relationship. bill clinton says, quote, all of us are living in a better world because of the life that madiba lived. he proved that there is freedom in forgiving that a big heart is better than a closed mind and that life's real victories must be shared. >> jimmy carter also saying the following. to think of their parents and grandparents the different world they are seeing. we will have more coverage of nelson mandela's legacy still to come on "early start." >>> we are following the vast majority of the united states dealing with the effects of a deep freeze, including major travel headaches. more than 500 flights have been precanceled. so bad they are canceling them before they are supposed to take off! they have been canceled around the country because of the bitter weather. >> getting around by car not easier. icy conditions call that seven vehicle wreck along interstate 540 in northern arkansas. four people tenth so the hospital and we are told their injuries are not life-threatening. >>> most roads in the entire state of oklahoma are considered slick and
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
president bill clinton, he will also attend. cnn's robyn kurnow is live in johannesburg, it won't be easy for all of these dignitaries to get to the final resting place. >> reporter: absolutely. and it's also quite a packed schedule, what we're going to see is a day of remembrance, tomorrow, sunday, then tuesday there's a memorial service at a soccer stadium here outside johannesburg, the place where there was a world cup final a few years ago. that's where we are expecting to see most of the heads of state gather to pay their respects. then on wednesday, thursday, and friday nelson mandela is going to lie in state at the union buildings, the same place where he took office as the first black president of south africa in 1994. then saturday he's going to be flown to his hometown, home area in the eastern cape, and sunday he will be buried after a funeral in the hills under a tent in his -- in his home -- in his hometown, so that's going to be a very remote, rural family affair. and tuesday it's going to be more of a public affair. >> and besides the current and former u.s. presidents, a l
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am PST
presidents, george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. bitter cold temperatures, snow and freezing rain continue to grip much of the country. powerful storms stretching from texas to ohio is causing power outages, treacherous driving conditions and is blamed for several deaths. it is forecast to think mid atlantic states later today. merrill newman arrived at san francisco airport yesterday after being held in north korea for several weeks. the 85-year-old korean war vet was touring the country when he was detained by north korean authorities. he says he is delighted to be home. ♪ >> jennifer of massachusetts nearly pulled off one of the world's biggest upset in bay route, lebanon placing third in the arabs got talent competition. not bad for a 23-year-old american who barely speaks any arabic. syrian das troupe cima took first prize. >> today's weather in a word, cold, arctic air has put the country in a deep-freeze, snow and icy rain could make it a mess as well. for most of us the cold and wet will continue for the next few days. >> i was riding -- >> osgood: hat, writer, director
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
didnavdela but no doubt respected him. bill clinton, of course, very close. and president obama in a unique way, encouraged to go see him when he's still a senator. mandela encouraged to meet with this up-and-coming star in politics. and for our president to be so moved by mandela, to really have his own place in the civil rights struggle against apartheid i think makes it very meaningful. his presence will be significant. >> when it comes to president obama's presence on the international stage, we know he's talking about this potential for comprehensive agreement with iran yesterday. he said it's 50/50 or, frankly, it could be worse. his approval numbers very low here. when it comes to the international stage, how is his capital right now? >> i don't think it's exceedingly high. i think a lot of america's allies, particularly in the middle east from israel to some of the gulf countries think america has lost its nerve in some regard, particularly when it comes to confronting iran. so i think there is some difficulty with ourbili because our economic standing has some impact as well. it do
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
of millions at a meeting at the white house. of course, there is that infamous picture of bill clinton with mandela in 1998 when clinton went to visit mandela and mandela showed the president the jail cell where he spent 17 years under incarceration by the government. it was a total of 20 years in prison. in 2002 president george w. bush awarded mandela with a presidential medal of freedom and president obama met with mandela once back when he was a senator in 2005. so right now as we await for the president to speak about the passing of nelson mandela. >> i know it will be some heartfelt remarks from the president because when you think about it, it's this nation's first african american president offering sentiments about south africa's first black president, clearly tied together by their roles in history and connected a number of times in person, the obama family connecting with mandela's family in south africa. again you're looking right now outside of nelson mandela's home in johannesburg where people have gathered to remember, to reflect upon the life of the man they call madev
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
nelson mandela in 2005 when he was a senator. former presidents bill clinton and bush will also travel. >> what are the plans for the week ahead? >> south africa is preparing for a week of mourning for nelson mandela dying in his sleep on thursday. and as the flags fly around south africa sunday has been designated as a day of prayer and reflection. it comes as 52 million are asked to remember nelson mandela in their thoughts and prayers. the next most important day is tuesday the 10th. memorial service will be held at the soccer stadium, conceding 95,000 people. it was the site of a 2010 world cup final. it's as the kalabash. it's the form of a cooking pot. nelson mandela's body will lie in state at the union building in pretoria on wednesday and thursday. it's the official residets of the current president. there'll be many memorial services throughout the country. there'll be a state funeral. however, we have information because at the funeral nelson mandela's family and the world will say goodbye to the first black president and nobel peace prize lawyer yet. also attending will be
CBS
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
george w. bush and bill clinton and their wives. anthony, venita? >> bill plante at the white house this morning. >>> the world remembers nelson mandela as a fighter for justice and a great national leader. but mandala also understood the rich power of music. in tonight's 48-hour special, "nelson mandela: father of a nation" jazz legend and cbs contributor, went wibtynton marsalis shows how music became an instrument of social change in south africa. ♪ ♪ >> nelson mandela's life-long fight for freedom in south africa had a secret weapon -- music. ♪ ♪ >> one of the masters of that music, and a man who knew nelson mandela is legendary horn man, hugh masekela. we got together to remember mandala and the music that propelled a people's revolution. ♪ ♪ >> the story of nelson mandela jailed for such a long time. but what was the perception of mandala when he was in jail? were you aware of him and what he had done? >> we all knew him from when we were children when he went to jail. he made one of the greatest speeches ever. >> this is something for which i a
FOX
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
, laura, and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be attending the memorial but they are traveling separately. the only living president not going to the mandela funeral is george h.w. bush. he's 89 and is no longer able to travel long distances. >>> in south africa people are still gathering outside of nelson mandela's house in johannesburg. this is video shot earlier this morning. tomorrow, a public memorial service will be held in a soccer stadium that seats 95,000 people. then nelson mandela's body will lie in state in a government building in pretoria from wednesday through friday and then on sunday, nelson mandela will be buried in the remote village that he grew up in. >>> 7:16. today, south africa's parliament held a special session honoring nelson mandela. ♪ >>> yesterday, the south african government called for a day of remembrance. people gathered in churches, mosques and synagogues to pay their respects to the man many consider the father of their country. ♪ >> and here in the bay area, mandela was honored i
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
this week. it comes after presidents barack obama, bill clinton and george w. bush have announced they will pay their respects. george h.w. bush is unable to go because of health issues. watch for live reports throughout the week as people around the world say good-bye to nelson mandela. >>> this morning, we're keeping close watch on that winter storm as it moves in. how it is forcing agencies like metro to change up their plan this is weekend. >>> another chance of snow in the seven-day forecast. we're coming back in a moment. [ male announcer ] you know what's so awesome about the internet? it gets more and more entertaining every day. and once you've got verizon fios, that's when you get it. america's fastest, most reliable internet takes your entertainment to ridiculous levels. i was streaming videos, movies, music. once i realized how fast it was, that's when i got it. [ male announcer ] and now you can get the ultimate holiday gift! get the fios triple play for just $79.99 a month online guaranteed for the first year. plus get a $300 holiday bonus with a 2-year agreement. te
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
and the funeral for nelson mandela. from the u.s. president barack obama, former pretties george bush, bill clinton, and jimmy carter. the prince is flying in from the uk. >> the world cup is bigger. >> this is unquestionably the biggest event that south africa will ever see. >> reporter: rory stein was the head of security for nelson mandela. he says the scope of the funeral proceedings would challenge any country. the body of the former president lying in state in the capital pretoria for three days for citizens to pay respect. the burial next sunday in mandela's tiny ancestral village in the eastern cape province. >> we simply haven't had this scale of vip arrival before. >> how do you test that? how do you prepare for this scale of invasion that we are -- >> you say 11,000. >> 11,000 troops deployed. >> she said a coordinated plan involving the military, airport and police across the country is in place and patrol to protect thousands. rory was in charge of security for mandela's inauguration. >> what we did there was limited the size of the motorcades and i think
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 8:30am EST
, then think it's terrific when piers morgan as bill clinton would make a better president, your wife or your daughter? okay. so i think the bush name, the bush brand is rehabilitating, has rehabilitated and will continue to rehabilitate for some reason. first of all, because george w. doesn't get involved in politics. he will not be dragged into any political controversial issue no matter what. anytime you hear or see the guy he is helping a wounded warrior or he is helping some child with malaria in africa. i think as george herbert walker bush's health becomes more frail, people remember what a good guy he was. youngest navy pilot of his generation, a member of the greatest generation. and i think communism is going to be issues with it. there's only going to be issues with it. people are going to ask should we have three of the same them in the white house. but i tend to think that the contrast, the compare and contrast between jeb and his brother, and his father to a lesser extent, but actually benefit jeb. a lot of people don't know jeb bush, and so when you hear jeb bush, his level of
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
will be. president bill clinton, who has such a wonderful way with words, said, "every time nelson mandela walks into a room, we all feel a little bigger, we all want to stand up, we all want to cheer, because we'd like to be him on our best day." sadly, nelson mandela will not be walking into our rooms ever again, but we can all still strive to be like him on our best days. for, as he said in one of his many memorable proverbs -- "what counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. it is what difference we have made to the lives of others." >> mr. alistair burt. >> it is a real privilege to follow the right honorable gentleman. he speaks with an authenticity that few others could have in these circumstances. it must be the case that the vindication of history sits comfortably on his shoulders and on those of all in the anti- apartheid movement. he is entitled to his say today, and he has spoken very well of the things that matter so much to him and to so many of us. i remember as a small boy writing to basil d'oliveira when he was excluded from the test team, and i remember cheer
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 1:40am PST
on her talk show, her fond memories and the laughs they shared. >>> condolences from bill clinton to spike lee. social media lights up as the famous and not so famous share their thoughts. >>> the storm warnings across the middle of the nation as ice and snow, extreme arctic cold make for a miserable morning. it is friday, december 6th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> we begin with the death of a man who changed the world, former south african president nelson mandela passing away at the age of 95. >> there's mourning and respectful celebration at every corner of the globe as millions honor mandela's legacy. his fight for racial equality landed him in prison for nearly three decades. he emerged undeterred and unbroken. abc's alexander marquardt has more. >> reporter: south africa has entered a period of national mourning. profound sadness at the loss of a man many affectionately knew as tata madiba. his death was announced by jacob zuma, who called mandela south africa's greatest son. the celebration has been remarkable. p
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
. presidents barack obama, george w. bush, and bill clinton will attend some of the services scheduled for this week. we don't have the exact time line or schedule, but they plan to be here. we will have much more from here but i know you're tracking breaking news in the state, erica. back to you. >> thank you, lester. >>> today's top story. the american veteran merrill newman will be home are his family in california in a matter of house. he has been held prison in north korea for weeks. late last night he was relieved and quickly began that trip home. ian williams is tracking the developments for us this morning from beijing. ian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. merrill newman is now a free man after north korea deported him on the first available fleight out of pyongyang. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance the dprk government has gave me to be on my way. >> reporter: he also said that he was particularly grateful to the north koreans for releasing him and he was looking forward to seeing his wife. the north koreans said they leaved him
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
bill clinton became president and george bush became president and president obama took office, south africa had become a mature democracy or a new democracy, if you will. so the relationship certainly emerged. but i think what you saw with nelson mandela is he was a principled friend. so he was one who was not unwilling to criticize any nation or any individual. we're even learning now that he criticized his own successor as president of the republic of south africa. so he was a giant. >> michael, i want to ask you quickly about this nbcnews.com article that a lot of folks may not be aware of, this part of the article. mandela and other anc officials remained on the terror watch list even as president bush welcomed mandela to the white house back in 1990 because of what was described as a bureaucratic snafu. their names were kept on the list until 2008. >> yeah. >> why is that characterization of nelson mandela -- of him being a terrorist -- why is that characterization itself complicated? >> i think it's less a characterization of the man and more of the association of the man with
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
that it was sufficiently long. and then maybe two years later, must have been '92, i introduced him to bill clinton, and i looked at some photographs later and realized that the president, that is clinton, is slightly taller than nelson mandela. so that means that in my mind, he was ten feet tall. >> of course. >> that's why i was concerned. >> what was that like when you went to jfk to meet him? >> oh, it's clearly one of the greatest moments in my life. our son reminds me that it has to be second to his birth and maybe even his sister's. but it was a great moment. i and my bride, we were just enthralled as he descended the steps of that plane. he'd come from canada. we were just so moved. and to have him in gracie mansion, the singular thing about him is his total absence of bitterness. and all the time. because keep in mind we were with him at quiet moments, playing with our granddaughter, who was born in february of that year. he was always the same. i remind people that he was interviewed by ted koppel on "nightline." ted leaned in. he's a tough interviewer. he said, mr. mandela, about the communists
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
kenzie in south africa, thank you. >> in 1998, former president bill clinton visited robben island. that is where nelson mandela spend 22 years behind bars. clinton told our own wolf blitzer about the conversation he has never forgotten. >> one of the conversations i had over the 20 year friendship, i said i know how you came out of prison, but how did you get there. how did you come out a bigger man than when you went in? didn't you feel full of rage when you went to prison? he said yes, i was young and strong and i was a boxer. i lived on my hatred for years. he said it clearly. i was breaking rocks 11 years into my prison term and i realized they had taken so much from me. i had been abused and deprived of my children growing up. it destroyed my marriage. they took everything away from me except my mind and my heart. those things i would have to give them. i decided not to give them away. he looked at me and smiled and said neither should you. >> wow. that was a fascinating conversation. >> what a moment. >>> we have seen college football fans with the most exciting games of the season. that w
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
from nelson mandela's extraordinary example of moral courage, kindness and humility. bill clinton tweeted a picture and wrote, "i will never forget my friend madibaa," use the affectionate name by which mandela was known to his followers. mandela wasn't always on the u.s. side. in the 1980s president reagan supported apartheid regime, and eastern as protests broke out an college campuses across america demanding the u.s. punish the regime. ♪ ♪ free mandela >> reporter: "free nelson mandela" became a popular anthem for black and white americans. finally, congress, including key republicans, overrode reagan's veto imposing the economic sanctions that helped break the apartheid regime. that set the stage for mandela's triumphant visit to washington as his country's president. >> we are to one another brother and sister, a united rainbow nation that rises from the bond a age. >> bono, mandela's great friend wrote in the end nelson mandela showed us how to love, not to hate, not because he surrendered to rage or violence, but because he learned love would do a better job. savannah?
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